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MAQ16/3 MIDI Analog Sequencer

Fans of vintage analog sequencers will be glad of the MAQ16/3. It combines the creative potential of an analog sequencer with the advantages of MIDI. MAQ16/3 outputs the sequencing data both as control voltages (CV) and as MIDI events. MIDI Out of the MAQ may be connected to MIDI In of any sound generating MIDI device (Expander, Sampler, Synthesizer) or to a sequencer recording the MAQ data.

Additionally 3 Control Voltage and Gate outputs are available for controlling vintage synthesizer equipment (e.g. the A-100 Analog Modular System). The main feature of the MAQ is the real time access to the sequence via 48 rotary potentiometers grouped in 3 rows of 16 dials each. All important parameters like first/last step, MIDI event type, MIDI channel, forward/backward/random/pendulum mode, gate time, tempo and so on are independently assigned to each row and can be changed in real time while the sequence is running. This enables very complex sequences. The rows may not only be used for generating note events but also other important MIDI events or for controlling the length of time for each step. Of course the MAQ allows the synchronisation via MIDI Clock, Start and Stop either as master or as slave.

MAQ16/3 features:
* Note On/Off
* Velocity
* Controller 0-19, 64-74, 84, Pitchbend, Aftertouch mono and poly
* Program Change (for dynamic sound change)
* MIDI channel of another row (for dynamic sound change)
* Transposition of another row
* Gate time (length of time for this column)
* First/last step of each row can be limited by user
* MIDI channel of each row selectable

For each of the 3 rows the following parameters are set separately:
* Running mode: forward/backwards/pendulum/one shot/random
* Triggering advance to next step with external MIDI note trigger (instead of permanently running clock)
* First/last step
* Clock dividing factor (i.e. separate tempo for each row)
* MIDI channel

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